CAFAM picnic reminder

Dear CAFAM members,

One last quick reminder about the CAFAM picnic on Saturday starting at noon. It’s at Winslow Park off of Rte 1 south of Freeport.

The rain will be gone. We’ll have a good time.


CAFAM picnic and potluck reminder

Dear CAFAM members,

A reminder that our annual CAFAM summer potluck will take place this year at Winslow Park in Freeport.

DATE and TIME: Saturday, June 30, starting at noon. We have reserved a shelter that accommodates 75 people. There are picnic tables, grills, etc.

Winslow is a beautiful spot. It has large grassy areas where all sorts of activities are possible: volleyball, horseshoes, etc. It has a nice little beach.

You get to Winslow Park off of Rte 1 south of Freeport. At the blinking light near the big Indian statue, you take South Freeport Rd in the direction of the ocean. Then when you come to the Winslow sign you turn right onto Staples Point Rd. This takes you to the park entrance. At the gate, tell them you’re with the CAFAM picnic.

Details are still being worked out. It should be a fun day. Hope you all can make it.



assist Chinese student June 10

Dear CAFAM members

A 23-year-old student from Sichuan will be transiting Portland on Sunday June 10. She arrives on a morning flight from San Francisco and then needs to catch a bus to Bangor. So she needs a lift from the airport to the bus station. Is there someone who would like to do this?

We also need a “Plan B” in case her flight is seriously delayed. Her ETA at Portland is about 11:00 AM. Her bus departure is 2:00 PM (Concord Trailways) or 2:45 PM (Greyhound), so there shouldn’t be a problem. But if her flight is hours late, then she needs to stay overnight and catch the 8:15 AM bus (Greyhound). So I guess I’m also looking for an emergency bed for the evening of Sunday June 10.

Her name is Guo Yuanhui. She is a graduate of Sichuan International Study University in Chongqing. She will be working at Denny’s in Ellsworth the “Summer Work and Travel” program run by Cultural Homestay International (see

Any takers? Contact me at dietrich[ampersand]


PS: In case you’re wondering about getting her from Bangor to Ellsworth, that has already been arranged.

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